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the resignation of general david petraeus as the c.i.a. director is hub of a wheel with spokes streaming out in all directions. from how it was discovered to the relationship with the terror attack in libya. it's the story expanding exponentially tonight. we have fox news coverage. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has the latest on the nuts and bolts of the investigation. we begin with the national security correspondent jennifer griffin on the connection between petraeus, aed mistress paula broadwell, and the benghazi attacks. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. close friends of general david petraeus tell us he is devastated and deeply embarrassed by how much pain he has caused his family and friends. general petraeus told friends the affair was his biographer paula broadwell that started two months after he left the military around the same time he took over at the c.i.a. september 2011. though they spent nearl year together in afghanistan while she researched his biographer. all in. the education of david petraeus. he says the affair ended four months ago. h
: good evening. i'm bret baier. the unfair that untanned c.i.a. career of general david petraeus and the assassination of a u.s. ambassador and three others in cincinnati bengals. the former is a story that is changing by the minute. while the latter is being seen in a new light ahead of congressional hearings. we have fox team coverage tonight. intelligence correspondent catherine herridge looks at the matc machinations on capitol hill, and who knew what when. but first, jennifer griffin untangles the complicated relationships here. there are a lot of them. good evening. >> good evening, bret. in the military they call this literal damagcollateral damage. as of monday, c.i.a. director resigned over affair with his biographer. today we learn the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is implicated in the scandal as well as unnamed f.b.i. official who was taken off the case for becoming too involve involved. david petraeus's paramour seen in public for the first time since the affair was revealed friday. jogging in rain outside her brother's northwest home and later in suv. overnight,
intelligence nor the acting director of the c.i.a. knew who finalized the talking points and they could not explain why it minimized the role of al-qaeda when there is evidence of the terrorist group's involvement. morrell was pushed to explain why petraeus told lawmakers it was a flash mob prompted by the anti-islam video. morrell said he wasn't at petraeus' briefing and had nothing further to add. republicans questions drove the state department to deny request for security after ambassador chrissteins and his team or consulate could not defend against a coordinated attack. >> i'm appalled that the administration could not anticipate the escalating violence and failed to step up the security measures to protect the diplomats. further more, we have seen blunder after blunder as the administration avoids responsibility and accountability. the delay tactics are unacceptable. >> democrats caution the colleagues about jumping to conclusions. >> barack obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush was for september 11. >> reporter: for the decision not to noti
the warn act. amazing economic numbers you won't hear in the mainstream media. in the grapevine. up next, c.i.a. version of what happened in benghazi on september 11. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. campbell's healthy request soup great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. >> bret: checking international headlines, american investigators will talk to people in custody for tunisia for the last month attack in libya that left 4 dead including the ambassador. the c.i.a. weighed in reporting with the own timeline on the rescue evidents that night. >> nearly eight weeks after the september 11 attack in benghazi, the c.i.a. is acknowledging the role , providing the most detailed timeline to date. to rebut the reporting by fox news. the attack started from tyrone woods and other agents to leave and provide help. second recon team left 40 minutes after
. this is "special report." ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. talk about a november surpris surprise. c.i.a. director general david petraeus is out tonight. just three days after president obama won re-election. petraeus says the reason isen extramarital affair. this is one of those stories that virtually no one saw coming. we begin with ed henry. >> reporter: officials were stunned when general petraeus came to the president and told him that he wanted to step down. he has had a long distinguished military record of decades, architect of the surge in iraq. you will remember. in 2007 under president bush. came back and became the commander on the ground in afghanistan against president obama. the general has come under fire for the c.i.a. role in benghazi terror attack, people close to him tonight insist the resignation had nothing to do with the ips dept. this is a personal failing that he talked about today in a statement saying after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable as a husband and leade
wallace in for bret baier, former cia chief david petraeus testified before congressional committees today in closed door sessions and some charge petraeus now changed his story about what happened in the september 11th attack on the u.s. mission in libya, his testimony now raises more questions about the obama administration's account in the days after the assault. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge reports from capitol hill. good evening. >> thank you, the former cia director is used to coming in the front door and today shunned reporters and entered the loading dock and briefed the house and senate intelligence committee. the former cia director was pushed to explain why today he said he believed it was terrorism from the start when on september 14th, according to a senior republican in the house, the directors emphasis was on the anti-islam film. >> his testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack, a terrorist involved from the start. i told him my questions i had direct questions. >> one democrat said the disagreements come d
looks at whether the mistress of the former c.i.a. director had classified information on her home computer. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us how some republican lawmakers are invoking washington's most famous scandal ever. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on the libya attack and who should get the blame. good evening. >> good evening, chris. temperature was raised today as the republicans said they want watergate style hearings in to benghazi. the president fired back saying if you want to blame someone, blame me, not my staff. when i pressed him today at the news conference what he did to save lives the president did not want to get into details. his first full news conference at the white house in eight months, president obama raced to the defense of his u.n. ambassador susan rice. republicans vowed to block her from becoming the next secretary of state. >> for them to go after the-up ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her rep
by the white house. >> in a written statement, rice who was joined by the acting c.i.a. director on the hill said, "we explain that the talking point provideed by the intelligence community and the initial assessment upon which they were based were incorrect in key respect." there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. full week after the attack on david letterman, the president was still blaming the anti-islam video. >> extremists and terrorists use this as an excuse to attack a variety of the embassies, including the one, the consulate in libya. >> the united nations on september 25, critics charge mr. obama double down. >> the united states government had nothing to do with the video. i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. >> white house briefing spokesman jay carney was pushed for explanation. >> what your questions seems to suggest is that it is more important that i or others use talking point provideed by the intelligence community, than what happened in benghazi. >> a congressional memo by fox news said the al-qaeda affiliated terrorists
step of moving in with the cia at the annex which also came under attack on 9/11. >> the conditions on the ground were such that literally the back were up against the wall. they had no options left. >> reservations about the libyan security, escalates violence, rise of demolition central to the classified table sent in mid-august, forshadows the commando style attack. >> if one could ask why didn't the state department respond to requests for enhanced security in benghazi, especially with the kind of information that this cable reveals. a number of explanations come to mind. to me it's the ide log call explanation that the war on -- ideological explanation that war on terror is over and al-qaeda is defeated. >> multiple sources on the ground tell fox news low level improvements made at the consulate compound, adding barbed wire. separately in column at the "washington times" retired admiral who once commanded pacific fleet criticized administration lack of action when the consulate came under attack writing "courage was lacking and the decisive and immediate action might have saved
was the c.i.a.? were people told to stand down? the nine hours is the scandal. people died in that. and there has been no explanation of who ordered what and what was the role of the president. >> you do have to look at the story that were told afterwards again and degeneres. >> my problem is -- >> wrong, misleading and deliberately false. >> i agree. three scandals here. if you look at all of them, the story gets so wide and broad that i think the public will get lost. stay on one issue that everybody wantbes to know. where was the president and defense department and c.i.a. when your guys were dying. >> bret: the first hearings are closed. we won't see it. but up next, the second obama administration. what will it look like and what will it face? where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> i don't think the secretary's plans have changed. you heard her say many times that she intends to seek through transition of a successor and then she will go back to private life. >> it has been an interesting
pledging cooperation and sending witnesses like c.i.a. director david petraeus. on the fiscal cliff, vice president biden told reporters today the administration now has a mandate on tax policy. republicans, though, may have other ideas. bret? >> ed henry live on the north lawn. thanks. >>> status quo was the winner congress. democrats maintained and even expanded their lead in the senate. some house races are still up in the air. but we know the g.o.p. will still have the majority. which means john boehner will remain speaker. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel tonight on the agendas of the respective leaders. >> fresh off the election that guarantees republicans will retain control of the house of representatives, speaker john boehner made clear his numbers are not going to abandon the principles. >> we don't sol t problem of the fiscal imbalance overnight and we certainly won't do in a lame duck session of congress. it won't beed simply by raising taxes or taking a plunge off the fiscal cliff. >> congress' ability to get things done will be tested soon after the election wh
congress will investigate the cia talking point. >> the process will be checked out. we will find out who made changes in the orig gnat stat statement -- originate statement. >> they knew in 24 hours it was a terrorist attack. >> the narrative was wrong. intelligence was right. >> it went to deputy committee populated by appointees by the administration. that's where the narrative changed. in includes and is not limited to under secretary of defense james miller, undersecretary of state wendy sherman. deputy director mike morrell and vice chair of the joint chiefs, admiral winifeld. the state department has a seat at the table, a spokeswoman had nothing to add. >> i don't a comment for you one way or the other. it can't speak to that at all. >> there was no demonstration. two days later ambassador rice said the best intelligence indicate protest spot halftimeed by extremist. fox news asked the justice department who represented them at the meeting. as well as the f.b.i. there was no immediate response. >> more questions than answers but you're staying on it. >> everybody says it wasn't th
statements to congress and the public on who was behind changes to the c.i.a. talking points that critics say minimized the role of terrorism in the benghazi attack. >> we do need to understand why the talking points did not present the truth of what we knew at the time. >> on thursday, classified session, fox news told clapper was "unequivocal that the changes were made outside the intelligence community and he didn't know who was responsible. late monday night, clapper spokesman said the intelligence community was responsible for the sub stantive changes. senior democrat on the house intelligence committee said after last week's classified hearings that the changes were made for security reasons. >> i think getting in to those specifics of those responsible concern the intelligence community might reveal classified information. >> in a statement today, congressman shift said clapper's timeline backs that up. former member of the bush administration says clapper must now explain the genesis of the administration statement that video for the demonstration halftimeed by terrorist. >> -- halft
.s. >> one scrutiny in operations fast and furious, to the controversy over the surprise departure of a cia director. chief intelligence yont catherine herridge has that story for us, good evening. >> good evening, the regular republican on the senate judiciary committee, senator grassley, wants them to know who signed off on the fbi investigation and mon storing david petraeus's personal e-mail and what is the relationship with his biographer came to light after a fbi background check. and the department official under president bush said that they seemed to be investigating the benghazi controversy with the same particular approach he used in the fast and furious gun running scandal. >> senator grassley's questions covered a very broad scope from the beginning of investigation throughout it up until its conclusion and it seems to me they want to get to the who, what, when and where, about why they started and. >> they recently defend the decision not to make the notification. >> had we made the determination, na that a threat existed. we of course would have made that known to the preside
intelligence on the benghazi attack, including the controversial c.i.a. talking points, as well as classified information. now leading republican in the senate tells fox that the classified information included the president's daily brief. from the 16 intelligence agencies, the top secret document including evidence of terrorist involvement. >> she had access to the full presidential daily brief. on intelligence. so she was well informed. and knew that our intelligence community felt that there were ties to al-qaeda affiliates that were involved in the attacks. >> earlier in week, democrats defended rice, questioning why it took so long for the intelligence community to assess there was no demonstration. citing two critical pieces of data. >> the interview with the people on the ground, as well as the video evidence. that took time. in some cases days, in some cases more than a week. that accounted for a lot of inaccurate information initially. one of the questions that i asked is why did it take as long as it did. >> aside from the benghazi controversy, a new report focuses on rice's financi
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